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Cathcart v. Cathcart


The husband of the well-known Mrs. Cathcart sought a divorce on the ground of desertion. The proceedings were protracted, and occupied the Court of Session for three days. The only matter of interest to our readers is that Lord Low expressed a strong opinion that Mrs. Cathcart, when she left her husband, was of unsound mind. Since that date, however, a jury had found that she was sane, and in spite of this she had resisted all the entreaties of her husband to rejoin him. Although, therefore, he intimated that he would not have granted a divorce for a desertion for which the defender was not responsible owing to her unsoundness of mind, yet, as this desertion had been endorsed and continued by her after her restoration to sanity, she lost the benefit of her irresponsibility at the time of the desertion, and lost also her case. Judgment for the pursuer.—Lord Low.—Scotsman, June 17th, 28th, and 29th.

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